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An Introduction to Environment Jobs

Posted on the 28 July 2011 by T_mackinnon @tedmackinnon

If you are looking for a job, have you considered going for an environment job? This is an increasingly popular and diverse industry that offers lots of job opportunities across all sectors of the economy. And, with the environment as a prominent feature in much of the news these days, now could be a really good time to make the move and take a look at the environment jobs that are out there.

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For instance, if you are thinking of applying for an environment job, then you could find yourself working in a while range of areas: from studying the weather to researching the effects of global warming, from educating people about the
environment to promoting eco-friendly energy to consumers – environment jobs involve all sorts of things.

This means that a lot of the skills they require are transferable, so if you have never worked in environment before it’s likely that you’ll still have skills and experience that are relevant to the industry. For example, if you have customer service experience, are good at sales, have good research skills, have experience of analysis, have experience of training and thinking creatively, then there could well be an environment job for you.

Your task is to work out how the skills and experience you have could apply to a new environment role. Just as you would when searching for any other job, study the job descriptions related to environment jobs to see whether they would be appropriate for you. Some require you to have specific experience or qualifications, while others are more open in what they are looking for.

Getting to know the industry and the sorts of things they are looking for at different levels of employment will definitely help you to tailor your environment job search. This is an industry that seems set to become more popular in future, so now is definitely a good time to start looking for your new environment role.

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